Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
431 Reviews
3.0
431 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I enjoyed the work environment and many staff members were very close (in 15 reviews)

  • Great place to learn quickly and learn valuable skills (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Outside of upper management and AM personalities, the pay is very disappointing (in 24 reviews)

  • No room for growth and they don't like to pay very well unless you're in upper management (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Programming Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programing in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I got to meet celebrities, gain valuable experience, make connections, and learn from those who are already where I would like to be.

    Cons

    A lot of the jobs have been cut into one person doing several different things. Also, more radio programs have become more automated making it less interesting to listen to and shutting out jobs for those who would like to apply as on-air personalities. Those jobs are rarely open. Also, some positions are high turnover positions, and they are always cutting budgets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If this company doesn't want to lose so much money, maybe they should invest in a Urban contemporary Christian Radio Station. There are so many young adults and teens who enjoy gospel hip-hop and rhythm & Praise gospel music, but this market is ignored almost altogether by this company. While all of the other media mediums have gotten the hint that Christian media is what's hot right now and bringing in the most viewership thus making the most money. They are losing out on too much advertising dollars and will continue to cut budgets. I interned in Chicago, IL.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    supportive management, mentoring, competitive, perks, abundance of training

    Cons

    too many sellers, too noisy, can be unfriendly, on boarding training too long, test

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great summer internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun work atmosphere and lots of autonomy right from the beginning of the internship. Made some great friends and connections. The job itself was awesome besides the lack of pay, I got to voice commercials that played all throughout Philly.

    Cons

    The whole conglomerate can end up being segregated by station. It felt more like separate radio stations than one unified group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broadcast Technician in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Broadcast Technician in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    friendliness, cooperation, respectful, enjoyed working for company and had fun.

    Cons

    not enough OT, some people could not work well under pressure, not enough weekends off, should hire more friendlier assistant supervisor and overall liked working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Produced good quality work history.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Services in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Creative Services in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks are endless between concert tickets, great employees, good management. There's never a dull moment and overall the company tries to include employees w/ promotions

    Cons

    Sometimes you can feel like just a "number", and it seems hard to advance within the company unless you are close with management. Also, be prepared to not work a 9-5 schedule. Hours can be at different times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Clear Channel part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very willing to help with whatever

    Cons

    Excellent help when being trained..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Workplace & Business Diversity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This employer offers a flexible schedule and diverse employment opportunities.

    Cons

    There are no cons to report.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Complete Chaos

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Perks available...gift cards, event tickets etc.

    Cons

    100% Commission. Limited Flexibility. Unprofessional work environment. Departments are very disconnected which creates hostile work environment. Entirely way to much turnover! No CRM tools available to help manage client lists/prospects. No training programs. Antiquated Systems. Need to streamline processes to help reduce errors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a training program and invest time in your new hires to reduce turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've worked here for over 13 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Constantly learning about emergence of new media. Excellent training in sales and management skills.
    Perks often include concerts, charitable and sporting events. Staff is very helpful to new employees.

    Cons

    Ability to create a work life balance is often compromised. A lot of programs to sell, projects to fulfill and events to staff. Corporate dictates are often pushed down and little local autonomy prevails.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Extremely smart, positive employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The fun, vibrant culture that is based upon the culture of others. Really supportive work environment, and creative peoples

    Cons

    Navigating the corporate culture can be tricky at points, due to org's size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offering professional development opportunities more frequently would be a smart investment~

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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